Lunch Time Concerts To Continue

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The schools’ lunch time concerts, which were held throughout Education Month, will continue next month. Concerts will be held on November 1, and 8, at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. Janes, and Speightstown Esplanade, St. Peter, respectively. An initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, the concerts will showcase a variety of talent from schools across the …

Mental Maths Making A Comeback

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Efforts are on by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to promote Mental Maths in classrooms. This initiative was set in motion at the start of Education Month, when officials at the Ministry embarked on a competition for primary school students in class four. The school which wins this inaugural competition will receive the Mental Maths Challenge Shield …

Fourth Lunch Time Mall Concert

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Dome Mall, Warrens, St. Michael, is the venue for the fourth lunchtime concert scheduled for Wednesday, October 25. The show gets underway at 12:30 p.m. and members of the public are invited to lend support to students who will be singing and playing a number of instruments. Among the schools expected on stage are: Springer Memorial Secondary, People’s Cathedral; Blackman …

Attitudinal Workshops To Aid STEPS

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As part of the activities to mark Education Month, The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will hold a two-day workshop on Attitudinal Change for teachers. The sessions will be held at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College from Wednesday, October 11 to Thursday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day. A key aim of the workshop is …

Focus On Autism For Education Month

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Concerned about the level of autism in Barbados, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is continuing to place emphasis on training and educating teachers about the disorder and effective ways to identify, manage and work with autistic children in the system. To this end, the Ministry has scheduled two workshops during Education Month to address related issues. The …

Quality Education Comes With Collaboration

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Quality education comes with collaboration says Chief Education Officer, Karen Best. Addressing the church service at the Abundant Life Assembly, Bank Hall to mark the official start of Education Month, she said: “The foundation for quality education is not built in the classroom alone, it is a collaborative effort of the school, home, church, civil society, many who are represented …

Values Important To Quality Education

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Achieving greatness, soaring to heights, realising our true potential in life, and making our mark on the world depends on a quality education, but must be supported by a value system. This was the key message sent to educators and students yesterday, by Reverend Lennox Boyce, when Education Month got started with a church service at the Abundant Life Assembly, …

Continue To Build On Firm Foundations

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School leaders have been urged by Education Minister, Ronald Jones, to elicit the true potential of their students. The Minister was addressing today’s church service at Abundant Life Assembly, to mark the start of Education Month 2017 under the theme: Firm Foundations = Quality Education. While noting that the majority of our young people were “good, honourable and blessed,” he …